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Having recently returned to the hobby after a break, I'm confronted with a different paint range, Citadel Washes, Foundation colours and a GW airbrush. I like the sound of all of these things, but wondered what the general consensus is about the paints/washes and the airbrush - are they worth getting, anything I ought to be aware of etc?
Also, in terms of rivals to GW paints, Vallejo were the main competitors - are they still going, still a viable alternative etc.?
I'll keep it short. Foundation and Washes are definitely worth getting, can't comment on spray gun.
And Vallejo is still very viable, I vouch for it.
Do some searchers, should be plenty of stuff aboout it on the net. Enjoy.
It's my understanding that Vallejo is quite good in its Game Color line- it's what I bought instead of GW after extensive research.
Also, the founations are similar to the P3 line, so I hear, and the washes are full-o-pigment.
Aye, the foundation paints are very good, perfect for basecoating.
And I sincerely think that no paint box should be without ATLEAST Badab Black and Devlan mud washes, they save so much time, and look great.
As for vajello, it is still going strong, though obviosuly its harder to find a stockist for it (Because unlike Citadel, they don't have a chain of stores that sell them specifically).
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Honestly though, some foundation paints are very weird sometimes. For example, Merchrite Red or Khemri Brown...when you apply them too thick, they'll be gloopy, so you need to thin them down. But when you thin them down, they lose coverage and so Mechrite/Khemri may take 2 or 3 coats to cover fully. Kinda defeats the purpose as to me, the main purpose of these paints is to provide quick basecoat. I did quite a bit of testing with red, and Vallejo's Scab red covered in a similar number of layers as Mechrite if I remember correctly.
They're still great most of the time and cover well, it's just sometimes that they behave strange. But who knows, maybe I haven't mastered them yet
Great, thanks for the advice.